Based on 3 Reviews
Reviewed On: 04/07/2021
My daughter cried at Christmas, she was so happy we surprised her with this cello. The sound is magnificent and the cello is beautiful!! It was 5 stars all the way!! 3 months later it split up the front and the seems are coming apart. Now she is crying like we’ve cut off her arm. Shar has been very responsive and we will be taking it to their Ann Arbor store for them to hopefully fix or replace it. Will update after our visit to the store.
Yes | 6 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 01/17/2020
When I decided to upgrade from a rental cello, I had a hard time deciding between the John Cheng Stradivari and the Otto Ernst Fischer Bianca. I decided to try the John Cheng first, and because it was on backorder, I waited over a month for it to be shipped. During the wait, I considered canceling my order and getting the Bianca instead, but I’m so happy I didn’t. I must say it was well worth the wait!! First, let’s start with appearance. This cello is gorgeous!! The impeccable workmanship, the highly flamed back, and the slight antiquing make this appear to be a much older and more expensive instrument. The color is absolutely stunning, and the set-up is perfect. I can now play the open G string without hitting the D string, which I was rarely able to do on my rental because the bridge wasn’t shaped quite right. Now, more importantly, let’s discuss the tone. All I can say is wow!! This cello is so resonant... I could actually feel it vibrating against my chest while playing. The strings ring beautifully, and the tone is so clear. The tone of the C and G strings is so warm and rich… it’s absolutely beautiful. If you are looking for a beautiful instrument that will take you through many levels, I’d highly recommend the John Cheng Stradivari cello. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
Yes | 30 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 08/30/2017
We tried all three cellos in the intermediate range under the supervision of my daughter's teacher. The Sonata was a disappointment compared to the excellent sound of its violin counterpart. The Otto Ernst Fischer had a pretty and warm sound, and was a close contender with the John Cheng - but ultimately we chose the Cheng because the sound, equally as beautiful, rang louder and brighter than the sort of "tubby sound" of the Fischer. Aside from the sound, the Cheng is a beautiful instrument and seems to have much better quality/workmanship than the Fischer. (there were some sloppy varnish discrepancies on both Fischers we tried, along with a strange buzzing on one of the strings of the first one) The Cheng had no issues at all - and I was surprised to see no reviews as of yet. Great sound and an added bonus is the beautiful finish, color, and gorgeous ebony tail piece. We literally had to turn our backs to listen to the sound of both cellos so we wouldn't be partial to the appearance! Would highly recommend this cello for an intermediate cellist moving up to a full size.
Yes | 168 people found this review helpful
Asked On: 10/05/2020
This is a 4/4 size cello, with a lower bout measuring 44cm (~17in) across. It is just shy of 6lbs.
Yes | 9 people found this question helpful
Asked On: 05/21/2020
Hello Harmony, thank you for your question! Yes, the John Cheng Stradivari Cello is set up, adjusted and play tested by the experts in our Ann Arbor Workshop. Let us know if you have any further questions!
Yes | 22 people found this question helpful
Asked On: 01/19/2020
Hello Thora! Yes, this cello has ebony fittings and inlaid purfling. Let us know if you have any other questions!
Yes | 21 people found this question helpful
Asked On: 12/19/2019
Hello Weiyi! There are several options, both wood and carbon fiber, that would work well with an instrument of this level, including our Guy Laurent 3 Star and Presto Impulse. To discuss which bow options would work best with you, please contact our Instrument & Bow Specialists at 866-742-7270. Thanks!
Yes | 24 people found this question helpful